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Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner is a journalist and novelist. She is currently associate editor of The Stage. She has written about theatre and performance for The Guardian and The Independent, and she was a founder member of City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She currently writes a strand of articles for the British Council on Culture After Brexit.

Awards for her work include: The 2013 Action for Children’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Arts, the 2017 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award for her work on the Edinburgh Fringe, the 2017 UK Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, and a 2018 Tonic Award.

Her novels for children include Into the Woods and Out of the Woods for David Fickling Books, the Ghastly McNasty series for Piccadilly, and the Olivia Stage School and Rose Campion novels for Nosy Crow.

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Rethinking the Purpose of British Arts Institutions
Essay

Rethinking the Purpose of British Arts Institutions

17 February 2019

Lyn Gardner, theatre critic for the Guardian, looks at how several British theatre companies are redefining their mission and expanding in ways to be of greater benefit to their communities.